Since 1900, Owensboro Municipal Utilities has provided power to your home or business. We work every day to bring you reliable, affordable energy.

Until 2020, OMU produced power for our community with the Elmer Smith Station. In 2019 and 2020, OMU closed the coal-producing plant’s two units due to energy market pricing, the increased maintenance of an aging plant and costly environmental requirements.

Upon the plant’s closure, OMU entered into a supply agreement with a third party to provide firm-priced power, along with a long-term contract for hydropower from the Southeast Power Administration, meetings the power needs of our customer-owners.

The OMU team is now conducting an updated integrated resource plan and study to determine the most reliable and cost-effective option upon the end of the current purchase power agreement in 2027. This detailed process will consider multiple options and combinations for a power supply going forward.